sleaford maltings | between a rock and a hard place

The wooden flight of stairs took us to the first floor of the Steep. The room was empty but this is where barley would’ve been received from the conveyors and then soaked in water in large tanks to begin the malting process.

All that remained were another set of stairs to the second floor of the Steep.

Looking south-east across the first floor of the steep of block #9. © Simon Cornwell 2009

The stairway continues to the second floor of the steep. © Simon Cornwell 2009

Archways between the steep and the top of the germinating room where barley would be received via conveyor. © Simon Cornwell 2009